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Our genuine experts explored the destinations time and again and finally worked out the itinerary taking you to experience the highlights in various ways that others might miss.
Hike up the Longji Rice Terraced Fields, meet the ethnic people dressed in national costumes, and try bamboo tube rice,local oil tea and rice wine.
Take a look at the adorable panda and see the their feeding in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Take in spectacular views of Guilin while enjoying a scenic Li river cruise to get close touch with the marvelous views of the surrounding limestone mountains.
You will definitely have enough time discover the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, and also get the opportunity to learn how make the mini clay Terracotta Warriors with your own hands.
Discover the vanishing life of Shanghai by paying a visit to Shanghai old street and Nongtang, where is an important part of local culture.
See locals greeting the sun with their daily Tai Chi morning exercises in the park of the Temple of Heaven. Take some photos or you can even join them!
Take a local rickshaw to look for real culture of Beijing in ancient hutongs alleyways, you may see locals paint operatic face,make dough figurine or play mahjong.
You will learn how to eat the famous Beijing roast duck in the correct way. and watch the chef slice the cooked golden duck by your table.
From Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven to Summer Palace,you will immerse yourself into this ancient city.
You will take a cable car up and down the Great wall and enjoy amazing views as it snakes across the hills and mountains.
The following itinerary is for your inspiration. Our experts will customize your own tour according to your interests, schedules, hotel tastes and budget. All can be tailor-made!
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Day 1 - Arrive in Beijing
Nin Hao! Welcome to Beijing! On arrival at Beijing airport, your private guide will welcome and escort you to check-in your hotel.Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival in Beijing is worry-free.
The rest of day is arranged on your own. UME expert suggest you spend some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask your private guide for recommendations of good dining or places to see.
Day 2 - The Forbidden City & Hutongs
Today’s tour starts at the Tiananmen Square, the largest public squares in the world and which is the entrance to the Forbidden City. Continually, go to the Forbidden City, the ancient royal palace served as the political center for more than 500 years. The expert guide will escort you and show you some interesting places you would never find by yourself before climbing the coal hill in the Jingshan Park behind it for wonderful panorama view of the Forbidden City.
After lunch at local restaurant, you will have a chance to take a local rickshaw ride through the ancient hutongs alleyways to look for the real culture of Beijing. You may see local artist painting operatic face or making dough figures in the alley. If lucky, you may also see locals play mahjong, a tranditional Chinese board game, in their local courtyard.
Your dinner will be served in a local Beijing roast duck restaurant. You will learn how to eat the famous Beijing roast duck in the correct way. You can also watch the chef’s professional cutting skills of the thin crispy skin and firm meat, as the chef will slice the cooked golden duck by your table.
If you want to enrich your tour after dark, we suggest you to add our famous Shaolin Kung Fu show in your schedule. "The Legend of Kung Fu" is a must-see staged action show for tourists and Kung Fu lovers. You will see numerous incredible high jumps and kicks, skilled Chinese classic weapon plays, and positioning of great balance during the show.
Day 3 - The Temple of Heaven & Mutianyu Great Wall
After breakfast, head to the Temple of Heaven. A 15th century architectural masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is most revered spiritual monuments of ancient China and once reserved for emperors to worship heaven and pray for good harvests. You can see locals greeting the sun with their daily Tai Chi and other morning exercises in the park. Take some photos or you can even join them!
Drive about 2 hours to the Mutianyu Sections of the Great Wall to witness one of the world’s most spectacular sights. Afternoon will be the best time to avoid the crowds in Mutianyu. After lunch, you will take a cable car up to the wall and enjoy amazing views as it snakes across the hills and mountains.You can glide down the wall on a toboggan or see more of this section by cable car,if lucky, you may see the beautiful sunset along your way.
Day 4 - Summer Palace & Fly to Xi'an
In the morning, visit the Summer Palace, built by Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty as a gift to his mother in 18th century. Have a pleasant stroll through the tranquil long corridors to enjoy the full flavor of China.
In the afternoon, take a flight to Xi’an. Your guide and driver will greet you and escort you to the hotel.
Day 5 - Terracotta Warriors & Xi'an Ancient City Wall
Today you will visit the magnificent Terracotta Warriors buried with the First Qin Emperor more than 2,000 years ago. The life-sized magnificent Terracotta Warriors are great man-made pieces of work. After the visit, you will have the opportunity to learn how to make the mini clay Terracotta Warriors(optional) with your own hands in a local artisan’s cave dwelling.
Continue your visit to tThe best-preserved Ancient City Wall. It has been guarding the old Xian for more than 600 years. Walking along the wall and you will enjoy the wonderful view of the city, or you can rent a bicycle to cycle around the all.
At the end of today, take a chance to stroll around the Muslim Street, where all the shops and restaurants are operated by Muslims. This colorful street is packed with shops selling a large variety of interesting local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs.
If you are a show lover, we would suggest you to enjoy a sparkling entertainment at the Tang Dynasty show in the night time.
Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour & Fly to Chengdu
Your city tour will begin with a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, one of the best museums in China. It houses more than 370,000 piece of items including pottery, paintings, murals, as well as gold, silver & bronze objects and it must not be missed. Then go to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 652 AD. It is a traditional Chinese-style architecture combined with Buddhist historic statues, murals, and scriptures. It is the landmark of the ancient capital city.
After lunch，take a domestic flight to Chengdu.
Dumplings play an important role in Chinese people’s lives, if you want to have a try, we would like to suggest you to have a Dumpling Banquet for lunch today. You will be served with nearly 20 varieties of dumplings which stuffed with delicious vegetables, meats, and seafood (vegetarian on request).
Day 7 - Half Day Panda Base & Chendu City Tour and Fly to Guilin
The highlight of the tour is to meet the symbols of China - lovely giant panda.You will arrive in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding this early morning, and this period is the most active time of the pandas in a day. Take a look at those adorable animals and see the their feeding. If you wish, you can also hold the pandas or take photos next to them (optional).
After say goodbye to those adorable pandas, you will head to Wenshu Temple, a fairly typical large Buddhist monastery which dates back to the Tang dynasty (618-907) and is named after a monk who lived there. It is the most important Zen temple of the area which possesses relics and attracts pilgrims. Afterwards you can stroll around the famous Jinli Old Street (550 meters long).The buildings along the street are all built in the Qing Dynasty style. You will find many bars, snack stores and souvenir shops.
Fly to Guilin in the late afternoon.
A four-lakes night boat cruise is highly recommended when you traveling in Guilin. During the 1-hour boat cruise, you will enjoy the beautiful water loops surrounded with lanterns, lights, music fountains, trees, plants, meandering paths, and small pavilions. If luck, your cruise may also past the stage that local people singing Guilin Opera, minority songs and traditional Chinese music.
Day 8 - Longji Rice Terraced Fields
After about 2 hours drive, you will enter the most beautiful scenic area near Guilin city - Longji Rice Terraced Fields. You will have the opportunity to hike up the rice terrace, and meet the ethnic people who are dressed in their national costumes. The minority people here has their own way to make food, they will use bamboo tube to cook rice,use local tea leafs to make oil tea and use local rice to brew rice wine. After enjoy an authentic lunch cooked by local people, return to Guilin city this late afternoon.
Day 9 - Scenic Li River cruise to Yangshuo
Today, you will have a relaxing cruise about 4 hours along the stunning beautiful and tranquil Li River towards Yangshuo, a smart small town. Take in spectacular views of the river while enjoying the marvelous views of the surrounding limestone mountains that have inspired artists and poets for centuries. The Gorgeous karst peaks will surprise you at each band of the limpid river under the blue sky.
In the afternoon, you can explore the stunning countryside by bike or electric motorbike (own expense) to see the farmers work in the fields and get a glimpse of local life.
If you want to have an in-depth explore of Yangshuo, spend your afternoon to enjoy a bamboo rafting on Yulong River is recommended. Locals paddle the raft on the silky water, you can hear the birds singing and river flowing, feel that you are far from the city crowds. If the raftsman in good mood, he may sing local songs for you along the river.
To complete your impression of Yangshuo, a unique outdoor night show - Impression Sanjie Liu is recommended after your dinner. Using the setting of the Li River as its stage and the mist-shrouded karst hills as its backdrop, this show equipped with the world’s largest natural theater. Enjoy whatever weather the evening may bring!
Day 10 - Half day Guilin city Tour & Flight to Shanghai
After a leisure breakfast, you will be escorted to Guilin city for your half day city tour before your flight to Shanghai. The highlight of Guilin city is its landmark Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. Your first stop will be Reed Flute Cave, a brilliant cave marked on almost all travel itineraries. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing on the outside. People make flutes with them. Inside this water-eroded cave, there’s a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.
You will continue your visit to Elephant Trunk Hill, the hill looks like a giant elephant drinking water from the river. There are not only many spectacular natural scenes around the hill, but also some ancient constructions in it.
After lunch, you will take your flight to Shanghai. Your guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall and escorted you for hotel check-in.
“If you visit Guilin without trying its rice noodles, then you have not yet been to a real Guilin.” This famous and popular local rice noodls with its fragrant, mellow, and cheap price, always consumed as breakfast, lunch, or dinner by local people. You can find it in Guilin city area or other towns within every 100m. If you want to have a try, our guide will escort you to one of the most famous shop.
Day 11 - Look for the old days of Shanghai
Your Shanghai city tour include a visit to the ritzy French Concession enclave, a former French colonial settlement. It returned to China in 1946. Despite redevelopment over recent decades, the area has retained its distinct character as a premier residential and retail district in Shanghai. You will also visit the traditional ancient oriental garden – Yuyuan Garden, a classical landscape garden and explore the Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple) next to the Yuyuan Garden.
If you want to discover the vanishing life of Shanghai, pay a visit to Shanghai old street and Nongtang is a must. Nongtang constitutes the most important architectural feature of contemporary Shanghai. It forms the most common living space for ordinary Shanghainese and an important part of local culture. It can be said that if there were no Nongtang, there would be no Shanghai and no Shanghai people.
End of the day’s visit Nanjing Road and busy Bund. You will pass through back to the golden age in 1920s. Enter some old buildings to have find the luxury of the past.
If you want to experience Shanghai’s nightlife. Our guide will help you to choose an open-air terrace roof top bar, where you can enjoy the breathtaking night views of both sides of the Huangpu River with a complimentary drink. You can also choose to visit the famous Oriental Pearl Tower, a good place for dinner and night view.
If you want to watch a show before leave, The Chinese Acrobats Show at night will be a good choice. Immerse yourself in the captivating choreography and dazzling color of a performance and marvel at the graceful agility and immense skill of the performers.
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The most inspirational moment of my trip is went to Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding at Chengdu - seeing the giant pandas eating/sleeping or playing. The venue was very well laid out with lots of space for the many visitors.
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The Beijing Great Wall part was the best! I certainly recommend it! And also make sure you go to meet the pandas they were awesome!
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